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INSIDER Newsletter (3/31/2019)

March 31, 2019

 
 
 
 

A Special Message from Mayor Jeri Muoio


 

Friends:

 

Thank you to each and every one of you for allowing me the honor of serving you as your Mayor.

 

Looking back these past eight years, it’s been such an amazing journey. We have accomplished so much in this city!

 

Recently, we had an election, and we elected someone to step in as I step out: Mayor-elect Keith James. I congratulate him on his election and wish him the very best. Please give him your support these next four to eight years.

I also congratulate Commissioner Cory Neering and Commissioners-elect Joe Peduzzi and Richard Ryles on their elections.

 

I have been so proud to serve you as your Mayor and to see all the accomplishments during these past eight years-- a more vibrant downtown, 20% growth in jobs, and high-speed rail in our city. Many younger people are choosing to live here, which is exciting! We have developed wonderful streetscapes, and there are great things happening in our parks. Soon, we will cut the ceremonial red ribbon on a new UV water treatment system. I could go on and on and on.

 

None of that was accomplished alone.

 

The only way this was accomplished was through the hard work of more than 1600 City employees. They are incredibly proud of the work that they do and their service to our community. They come to work every day to make the City a place where people want to be, and they know that their job is to make sure that you are well taken care of. Please share with them your appreciation.

 

We want to make this city a place where people want to live, want to work, and want to play. That’s what we’ve been working so hard for these past eight years. I’m excited to hand this over to a great team of City Commissioners and Mayor-elect. I know that they are going to continue to work hard to make sure our city continues to be a place where people want to be.

 

A special thank you to my family—to my husband Charles, my daughter Jessica and her husband Kem, and my three grandchildren. Being Mayor is a job you don’t want to do without the support of a great family team behind you! 

 

Thank you for your support during these past eight years and for helping to make great things happen in our city. I am often asked what is the best part about being Mayor. The answer: getting to meet the people who live here. One of the reasons why I was able to be Mayor after living here for only nine years was because this community is such a warm and open and welcoming community. You embrace people from all over. You make people feel welcome. You’ve supported me, and you’ve supported others.

 

Thank you to the community of West Palm Beach!

 

 

Jeri Muoio,

Mayor

 

Swearing-in Ceremony for WPB Mayor-Elect Keith James, Commissioners Set for April 4

Public Invited to Ceremonial Event as Mayor, Three Commissioners Take

Oath of Office

 

Mayor-elect Keith James

 

The City of West Palm Beach will host a swearing-in ceremony for Mayor-elect Keith James and new and returning City Commissioners on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Commission Chambers inside City Hall, located at 401 Clematis Street. As Mayor Jeri Muoio’s eight-year tenure ends, Mayor-elect James will take the oath of office. Re-elected City Commissioner Cory Neering (District 2) will also take the oath of office, along with newly-elected Commissioners Joe Peduzzi (District 4) and Richard Ryles (District 3).

 

After the swearing-in, a vote will be held to select the President of the Commission, and there will be remarks delivered by the incoming Mayor and Commissioners.

 

The public is invited to attend the ceremony, and overflow seating will be provided. The swearing-in ceremony will be the 10th held inside City Center, the current City Hall complex which was completed in March of 2009.

 

 

GreenMarket Attendees Will Be Sad to See It Leave, but Love to Watch it Grow! In celebration of Earth Day and the last day of the GreenMarket for the 2018-2019 season, the City of West Palm Beach is bringing back the "Make Like a Tree and Leave" promotion on April 20: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/GREENMARKET-ATTENDEES-WILL-BE-SAD-TO-SEE-IT-LEAVE,

 

 

WPB HCD & CRA Partner with Habitat for Humanity to Build Homes in Targeted Neighborhoods; The partnership is one of many ways the City works with our community to address affordable housing and homelessness issues in our City: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/WPB-CRA-and-HCD-Partner-with-Habitat-for-Humanity

 

 

 

City of West Palm Beach Breaks Ground on Dr. Alice Moore Apartments; WPB contributes more than $1.1M in federal program funds, development incentives to build project to address issue of homelessness.

https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/WPB-CRA-and-HCD-Partner-with-Habitat-for-Humanity

 

Mayor Jeri Muoio Proclaims April 3 as Vision Zero Florida Day in WPB; Governor Ron DeSantis personally applauded the City's dedication to the elimination of injuries and fatalities on City roads. https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/MAYOR-JERI-MUOIO-DECLARES-APRIL-3,-2019-AS-VISION

 

***CWPB Offers Yard Waste Amnesty Days for Advance Hurricane Season Preparation. Yard Waste Amnesty Days allow residential customers to place large amounts of vegetation waste for weekly pickup at no charge from April 22 - May 31, 2019.*** For more information, please visit: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/CWPB-OFFERS-YARD-WASTE-AMNESTY-DAYS-FOR-ADVANC-(1).

 

City of West Palm Beach Named Recipient of 2019 'Make a Splash' Grant; The grant will fund free or reduced-cost swim lessons at Warren Hawkins Aquatics Center: http://Grant to fund free or reduced-cost swim lessons for children at Warren Hawkins Aquatic Center

 

Road and Dock Closures Update: Week of March 31, 2019: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/ROAD-DOCK-CLOSURES-UPDATE-WEEK-OF-MARCH-31,-2019

 

Recent Train Noise in South End

 

The Florida East Coast Railway has shared with the City that trains will blow their horns in the City’s south end while FEC performs rail replacement work between Okeechoee Blvd. and Arlington Road. The train horns will be blown to alert workers when a train is approaching. Work is expected to be complete within the next two weeks. For more information, please contact FEC at https://fecrwy.com/contact/.

 

 

Monday, April 1, 2019

  • 10:00 a.m., Mayor/Commission Work Session (Flagler Gallery)

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

  • 4:00 p.m., Sustainability Advisory Committee (Mayor's Board Room)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

  • 9:00 a.m., Special Magistrate Code Compliance Hearings (Commission Chambers)
  • 4:00 p.m., Art in Public Places (Mayor's Board Room)
  • 4:30 p.m., Mayor's Western Neighborhoods Meeting (Flagler Gallery)

Thursday, April 4, 2019

  • 11:00 a.m., City Commission Agenda Review (Mayor's Boardroom)
  • 1:30 p.m., Zoning Board of Appeals (Commission Chambers)
  • 1:30 p.m., WPB Firefighters Pension Fund (Fire Station #1, 500 N. Dixie Hwy.)
  • 5:00 p.m., Special City Commission Meeting: Swearing-In of Elected Officials (Comnission Chambers)

Friday, April 5, 2019 - No meetings scheduled

 

Please note that City Center is located at 401 Clematis Street.

Commission Chambers, Flagler Gallery, and Mayors' Board Room are located at City Center.

 

City of West Palm Beach Recent Policy Actions

 

For a summary of some of the approvals and decisions made by City Commission during the March 25, 2019 City Commission meeting,

please visit: 

https://wpb.org/getattachment/Meetings-Events/Meetings/City-Administration/City-Commission-Meeting-03-25-2019/03252019-CC-PASS-FAIL.pdf;

 

 

 

Have you heard the news? The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is celebrating its 10th anniversary at 411 Clematis Street with a gift for patrons - FINE FORGIVENESS! For the entire month of April, the library will forgive ALL fines for overdue and lost materials. Just bring a current ID, along with any overdue items, and all fees will be waived. Come back and check out what's new at the library including our expanded digital library-with no late fees ever!

 

 

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

April Highlights:  LOTS OF FREE EVENTS & ACTIVITES!

April 1-30        FINE FORGIVENESS – Bring a current ID and any overdue materials and we’ll remove ALL fines!

Mondays            Money Smart Series presented by Capital One

Apr. 5           Friday Night Jazz:  Lisa Remick Quartet 

Apr. 7           Introduction to Tango with George Grimsley

Apr. 7-13      NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK: Why I Love My Library wall in Kidspace, and Spin the Checkout Wheel for cool prizes

Apr. 10         Meet Author Susan Shapiro Barash (aka Susannah Marren), A Palm Beach Wife

Apr. 17         Millennials Ruin Book Club at Subculture Coffee

Apr. 19         Kids Art Day with Ms. Jeanne / Teen Fortnite Tournament

Apr. 24         Leslie Gray Streeter Presents:  The Power of the Idea

Apr. 25         Kids Can Cook interactive class

Apr. 27         Mock SAT Exam for teens presented by Path to College Fellowship

 

To see a full list of Mandel Public Library's April events, please visit: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/MANDEL-PUBLIC-LIBRARY-EVENTS-FOR-APRIL-2019.
 

 

 

(Click on the image to play the video!)

 

VIDEO: City Commission Meeting (March 25, 2019)

 

VIDEO: Mayor's Meeting with South End Neighborhoods (March 27, 2019)

 

VIDEO: Mandel Public Library Marks 10 Years at 411 Clematis St.

 

VIDEO: WPB and The Lord's Place: March to End Homelessness

 

 

 

 
 
 

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City Job Opportunities: http://wpb.org/Departments/Human-Resources/Home/I-want-to-work-for-the-City-of-West-Palm-Beach

 

Utility Bill Payments: http://wpb.org/utilities/paying-your-utility-bill/

 

Road Closures Updates: http://wpb.org/News-Video/Road-Closure-Updates

 

WPB-TV Live: http://wpb.org/News-Video/Live-Video-Ch-18

 

WPB-TV on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/WestPalmTV

 

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach: http://wpb.org/Departments/Library/Overview

 

Grassy Waters Preserve of West Palm Beach: http://wpb.org/grassywaters/

 

Public Works Request for Service: http://wpb.org/Departments/Public-Works/Public-Works-Forms.

 

Volunteer Opportunities: http://wpb.org/volunteer

 

Vickers House of West Palm Beach: http://wpb.org/vickers

 

City Clerk: http://wpb.org/Departments/City-Clerk/Office-of-the-City-Clerk

 

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